Istanbul (Turkey): view from the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn.
Sylt (Germany)
Córdoba (Spain): view of the Roman bridge across the river Guadalquivir.
Sylt (Germany)
Castle of Alaró (Mallorca, Spain)
Old bridge across the Guadalqivir river near Italica (Spain)
Sylt (Germany)
Roman amphitheatre in Italica near Sevilla (Spain)
Great Mezquita of Cordoba (Spain)

You are here:  News > Landscape News


  • Thursday, 30 Jul. 2015

    Tasting the Landscape (Update)

    The 53° IFLA World Congress will be held in Turin, Italy, from 20 to 22 April 2016, organized by the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture (AIAPP).
    The present Call for Abstracts aims to solicit an exploration of the theme ‘Tasting the Landscape’ from various perspectives focusing on the landscape architecture project as the determinant of change towards achieving the best possible quality of spaces and places. The deadline has been changed to 10 September 2015. | Learn more...

  • Wednesday, 8 Jul. 2015

    Tasting the Landscape

    The 53° IFLA World Congress will be held in Turin, Italy, from 20 to 22 April 2016, organized by the Italian Association of Landscape Architecture (AIAPP).
    The present Call for Abstracts aims to solicit an exploration of the theme ‘Tasting the Landscape’ from various perspectives focusing on the landscape architecture project as the determinant of change towards achieving the best possible quality of spaces and places. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 29 Jun. 2015

    "Us" and "Them": Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World

    To prepare the NECE Conference 2015 “´Us` and ´Them`: Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World”, the NECE Network is launching a call for projects and papers. Interested parties from NGOs, foundations, associations, multipliers and responsible bodies from schools, non-formal and informal citizenship education as well as from cultural education entities from all over Europe and North Africa are invited to submit proposals for the presentation of their work in the accompanying project market and/ or academic papers. The organizers of the NECE Conference will choose a selected number of papers / projects from the submissions. Successful projects / papers will be included in the programme development and they will contribute to the participative character of the event. Selected submissions might also be invited to the workshops at the NECE Conference 2015. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 29 Jun. 2015

    Blogging trip along the Huguenot and Waldensian trail

    The Council of Europe Cultural Routes Programme and the European Institute of Cultural Routes in co‐operation with the European Travel Commission and Cultural Route of the Huguenot and Waldensian trail are organising a bloggers trip along the trail of the Huguenots and Waldensians! | Learn more...

  • Thursday, 25 Jun. 2015

    Terraced landscapes, landscapes of the future

    On June 25th the launch event for the Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes will be held in Veneto (Italy) at the historical complex of Villa Contarini. The Veneto Regional Government is organizing the World Meeting on behalf of the International Terraced Landscape Alliance (ITLA) in October 2016. After the first World Meeting held in China in 2010 and the second one held in Peru in 2014, the representatives of the International Alliance will announce the third meeting scheduled in Italy between October 13th and 22nd 2016. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 23 Jun. 2015

    Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni re-elected

    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe today re-elected Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni (Italy) as Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe. It is her second mandate in this post. | Learn more...

  • Thursday, 18 Jun. 2015

    20 years of National Landscape Forum Ireland

    The National Landscape Forum will mark its twentieth anniversary in Dublin on Thursday, June 25. First convened in June 1995 on the cusp of the Celtic Tiger, the twentieth National Landscape Forum is set to kick-start the recently launched ‘stalled before it started’ National Landscape Strategy. | Learn more...

  • Friday, 29 May 2015

    Coastal communities and Blue Society

    Promoting a Blue Society requires the cooperation of different actors, the participation of civil society and informed action. Innovative initiatives such as PERSEUS Project, Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI), Sea for society and the Mediterranean Marinescapes Observatory are key contributors to that process | Learn more...

  • Thursday, 28 May 2015

    Marinescape Forum Piraeus 2015

    The Marinescape Forum Piraeus, organized by the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-INA) and CIVILSCAPE in Piraeus on the 26th and 27th May 2015, was brought to a successful conclusion. Gathering participants from various countries in Europe and the Mediterranean, a wide range of sectors and disciplines were represented: from institutional stakeholders, to academic and civil society representatives and from environmental scientists to cultural heritage managers, architects and planners, the diversity of voices present made for two very interesting days. An important conclusion was the recognition of the importance on establishing a Mediterranean Marinescape Observatory. | Learn more...

  • Sunday, 10 May 2015

    Congratulation EXPEDITIO!

    Since 18 years EXPEDITION is working as a civil society association. CIVILSCAPE congratulates to successful 18 years engagement and efforts. CIVILSCAPE Board on behalf of our member organisations in 31 countries wishes all the best for the Expeditio team with Sandra, Biljana, Tanja, Vesna and Maja. Furhermore we are looking forward to learn also in the next 18 years about projects and activities. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 5 May 2015

    Marinescape Forum Piraeus

    The Mediterranean Basin is one of the world’s largest semi-enclosed seas with an extensive coastline, spreading across three continents. For millennia, the Mediterranean Sea has been a major crossroad and has been providing its peoples with food, livelihood and well-being. Nowadays, the Mediterranean community faces a number of challenges like urban and tourism growth in coastal areas, rising sectoral competition amongst shipping and maritime transport, offshore energy development and mismanagement of fisheries and aquaculture, to name a few. These, often, unsustainable human activities threaten the impressive variety of landscapes and seascapes, lead to the over-exploitation of resources, the loss of cultural and biological diversity and compromise the present and future quality of life of its inhabitants. | Learn more...

  • Friday, 24 Apr. 2015

    Coastal Landscapes: Commitment to Cultural and Natural Heritage

    Two recent publications of the Bund Heimat und Umwelt in Deutschland (BHU, Germany) focus on the coastal landscapes at the Baltic and the North Sea. In a decor postcard set and in a book, the umbrella organization of the German local heritage and citizen associations focuses on the versatile cultural and natural heritage of the coastal regions. Especially in times of demographic and landscape changes, preserving and advocating our heritage are central questions of discussion. Here, awareness rising for values, civic commitment and the European point of view are important aspects to take into account. | Learn more...

  • Wednesday, 22 Apr. 2015

    10 years implementing the European Landscape Convention

    On April 21st the Czech Government celebrated the 10th anniversary of signing the European Landscape Convention. The act took place in the Liechtenstein Palais in the centre of Prague and was organized by the responsible ministry, the ministry of environment. It was opened by the minister of environment Richard Brabec. Five deputy ministers presented the state of implementation of the ELC in the Czech Republic for the responsible ministries: agriculture, culture, development, education and environment. Vladimír Špidla, chief advisor of the prime minister, gave an address on behalf of the Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka. Maguelonne Dejeant-Pons from the Council of Europe gave a presentation on the ELC and the actual efforts of the Council of Europe to help the implementation of the Convention. So this was really a very high level event. | Learn more...

  • Friday, 13 Feb. 2015

    In memory of Prof Oliver Rackham

    Thursday 12th February 2015 was a very sad day for the Mediterranean Landscape as it lost one of its greatest researchers and conservation activists, Prof Oliver Rackham OBE. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 2 Feb. 2015

    German Science Year 2015

    Cities are the most popular place to live for most people today. The number of urban dwellers is increasing daily. Life in the city is attractive, not least thanks to the results of science and research. Scientific findings will become even more important for people in cities to lead autonomous lives in future. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 2 Feb. 2015

    Mission for cultural landscapes need joint development

    Mission activities for cultural landscapes in spatial planning processes are only long-term successful with intensive involvement of agricultural stakeholders. This clearly stated by a joint press release of the Verband der Landwirtschaftskammern (VLK) and Bund Heimat und Umwelt (BHU). | Learn more...

  • Saturday, 10 Jan. 2015

    Happy New Year 2015!

    Dear Colleagues, Happy New Year 2015!
    I send my best wishes to all of you and I hope you are celebrating the start of a wonderful year 2015. As we stand at the dawn of our three-year-long achievement, CIVILSCAPE is entering a new stage of progress. The year 2014 was the 6th year of our network. It has also been the end of my first term of being President of CIVILSCAPE. I have very much valued the intense volunteer work of our members and especially of the Board members. Over the last three years the board came together for frequent board meetings - in minimum every second month plus Executive Board meetings in between. Most of them have been additionally active in many ways. So many people participated to do a good job for the CIVILSCAPE network. Thanks to all of them, we achieved so much! | Learn more...

  • , NaN Jul. 2015

    Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize 2016

    Since 2014, the Council of Europe Raoul Wallenberg Prize is awarded every two years in order to reward extraordinary humanitarian achievements by a single individual, a group of individuals or an organisation. The prize consisting of 10 000 € will be awarded at a ceremony to be held at the Council of Europe on 17 January – the date of Raoul Wallenberg’s arrest in Budapest in 1945. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 4 Nov. 2014

    The Baku Cultural Routes Forum 2014 – results

    The 2014 Council of Europe Cultural Routes Advisory Forum was co-organised by the Ministry for Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Council of Europe Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (EPA) and the European Institute of Cultural Routes (EICR). The event was opened by the Minister for Culture and Tourism, Abulfas Garayev and the Council of Europe’s Director General of Democracy, Snežana Samardžić-Marković. Deputy Minister, Sevda Mammadaliyeva, gave the closing speech of the Forum. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 27 Oct. 2014

    Subsea cables
    in the North Sea

    Last week, the Norwegian government licensed the construction of two European energy infrastructure “projects of common interest” (PCI). The two 1400 MW subsea electricity cables will enable the North European region to exchange electricity and use the Norwegian hydro power potential, enabling greater use of renewables. Other grid developments aiming at renewables integration, such as the German DC links connecting the wind regions in Northern Germany to the South of the country, are also important developments to combat climate change, increase security of supply and improve market efficiency. | Learn more...

  • Sunday, 19 Oct. 2014

    Silver Jubilee Award of the International Federation of Landscape Architects Europe

    The 35 National Associations of the European Region of the International Federation of Landscape Architects - IFLA EUROPE, have granted the Silver Jubilee ‘Landscape and Democracy Award’ to the Council of Europe at their General Assembly held in Oslo, Norway, on 19 October 2014. | Learn more...

  • Wednesday, 15 Oct. 2014

    Landscape matters!

    Three days, more than 150 participants from all over Sweden, international guests from Scandinavian countries and from the rest of Europe. It lays in these figures the successful outcome of the Scandinavian Landscape Forum 2014.
    The event was organized by our member Sverige Hembygdsförbund together with CivilScape. The Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet), the Västra Götaland Region and the North Sea Food Association were also prime partners for this initiative. | Learn more...

  • Sunday, 12 Oct. 2014

    “Green Alliance” powered by Cultural Capital program

    A winning bid-book for the Cultural Capital of Europe with so many components that pertain to ecology, nature, landscape, biodiversity, and the Wadden Sea calls for a response from the nature and landscape organizations of Friesland. Under the name “Green Alliance,” seven organizations have joined forces: It Fryske Gea, Landschapsbeheer Friesland, Staatsbosbeheer, IVN Noord, Friese Milieu Federatie, Waddenvereniging and Natuurmonumenten. These groups are committed to the LWD2018 program and will collaborate closely in the coming years. United, they form a powerful gateway for the organization of the Cultural Capital program, the city of Leeuwarden, the province of Friesland, and all other parties concerned. In turn, the Green Alliance sees the Cultural Capital program as an opportunity to connect and boost sustainable ambitions of the whole region. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 6 Oct. 2014

    Successful first East-Mediterranean Landscape Forum

    The event that was entitled “The Role of Civil Society in Implementation of European Landscape Convention” organized by Landscape Research Society (PAD) in the cooperation with CIVILSCAPE and supported by Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs and Ankara University Department of Landscape Architecture. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 6 Oct. 2014

    Scandinavian Landscape Forum 2014 starts soon

    The island of Marstrand, in the Gothenburg’s archipelago (Sweden), will provide the ideal location for the Second Scandinavian Landscape Forum that will be held between the 9th and the 11th of October 2014. 105 persons have registered for the event, while several more have announced to come. Today is the last day when you can pre-register for the three up-coming events. It is still possible to register during the conference. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 30 Sep. 2014

    EUROPARC announces new President, Ignace Schops

    EUROPARC Federation, the largest NGO for European Protected Areas, yesterday announced the appointment of Ignace Schops from Belgium, as the new EUROPARC president. As director of the Belgian NGO Regionaal Landschap Kempen en Maasland (RLKM), member of the EU chapter of Club of Rome and vice president of the largest nature conservation organization in Flanders, Natuurpunt Mr. Schops brings more than 20 years of relevant environmental and governance experience to the role. | Learn more...

  • Wednesday, 24 Sep. 2014

    National Policy on Architecture and Landscape - consultations in Portugal

    The Architecture and Landscape are expressions of identity, history and collective culture, with a particular reflection in education, social inclusion and citizen participation, and strong implications for the development of our country, particularly in the frames of innovation and creativity, sustainability environmental, energy efficiency and combating climate change, contributing to a more competitive economy to a more dignified, just and inclusive society. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 23 Sep. 2014

    Landscape Observatories
    in Europe

    After two days with four sessions the first "En Route" seminar ended with a round table discussion. Participants from several countries attended the meeting in Turino which was organized by UNISCAPE, RECEP-ENELC and CIVILSCAPE. The seminar was a follow up of the Carregi Seminar in Florence last year which has been also organized by the three European Landscape Networks. In the end the participants signed the 'Charter of Turino'. | Learn more...

  • Tuesday, 5 Aug. 2014

    EU Strategy for the
    Alpine Region

    From 16 July to 15 October 2014 the public consultation on the up-coming Strategy for the Alpine Region is open. The European Union welcomes contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities. CIVILSCAPE calls stakeholders from the civil society to participate to this cosultation. Furthermore CIVILSCAPE itself will participate in this consultation as a network of NGOs which are dedicated to landscape. We would like to encourage especially our member and partner organisations in the Alpine Region to come up with statements and suggestion that can be summarized in our statement. | Learn more...

  • Monday, 22 Sep. 2014

    Commissioner Hahn urges Europeans to help shape a future EU Urban Agenda

    Johannes Hahn, EU Regional Policy Commissioner is asking EU citizens to share their views on an EU Urban Agenda - what form it should take and how it should be put into action. The Commissioner is calling for a wide engagement by stakeholders and city dwellers in a public consultation alongside a formal Communication just published by the European Commission. It follows a growing number of calls for more involvement of cities in the design of EU policies and a greater coherence in the way Europe's institutions tackle urban challenges.
    The public consultation is open until 26 September 2014 to consultation) It asks key questions like: Why have an EU urban agenda? How tight a focus should it have? Where can EU action bring most added value? Should cities be involved in policymaking? And if so how? | Learn more...

  • Next Page >>

    Further Information

    CIVILSCAPE likes to publish news of all institutions, organisations or companies which dedicate their work to landscape protection, management and planning, according to the European Landscape Convention (Florence, October 20th 2000).
    Please contact us and send us your announcements ( We can also publish different linguistic version.

    Reading RSS feeds

    By subscribing to the RSS feed, you can either read all the articles in your newsreader or you can integrate it into your private homepage.
    To subscribe to the rss-feed or another specific item, copy the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader.
    Some modern web browsers can create live bookmarks in the tool bar. To do this, click on the red RSS symbol in the address field or in the status bar at the bottom right of your browser and select the item you're interested in.


    The following pages are (partly) published only in English. We apologize for any inconvenience.
    You are welcome to support us in our efforts to translate the CivilScape web site to different languages.